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Universal Credit - payments and budgeting

Universal Credit is paid monthly and directly into a bank account.  If a couple make a joint claim a single payment will be made into 1 account for the whole household.  To prepare for these changes claimants should:  

  • Check what changes they need to make.
  • Make sure they have a suitable account.
  • Work out a monthly budget plan.

Make sure you have a suitable account such as a bank, building society or credit union account, for your monthly payments. Work out your monthly budget by planning ahead and ensuring your bills are paid promptly.

Claimants within Orkney can also seek assistance from Orkney Citizens Advice Bureau, Anchor Buildings, Bridge Street, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1HR - telephone 01856875266.

More information about how Universal Credit is paid, what people can do to help themselves prepare for Universal Credit and the support available can be found in the 'Related Sites' section of this page.  

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